On 27/12/2019, two panel meetings on knowledge transfer to local food producers were organized in Zvornik (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Two panel meetings on knowledge transfer to local food producers were organized on 27/12/2019 in Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the “REINWASTE” project, as a part of the project activities. Previously, one successful panel was held in November 2019 in the city of Banja Luka. Members of both panels noted that the use of new eco-friendly packaging materials for food products represents a possible solution for the problem of packaging waste and provides an opportunity to improve the competitiveness of domestic food industry. Existing solutions are insufficient and new practices need to be introduced into the food industry.

The meeting in Zvornik was opened by Prof. Svetlana Pelemiš, PhD, Vice- Dean of the Faculty of Technology, and presentations on possible solutions and conclusions of the project were given by Prof. Dragan Vujadinović, PhD, the Dean of the Faculty of Technology Zvornik, and Danijela Rajić, MSc, and Milan Vukic, MSc, teaching assistants. After the presentations, participants from industry and agencies exchanged opinions and observations through focus groups and discussed possible ways to implement positive examples from the practice of the EU member states. At the meetings held so far, the greatest interest has been in the field of two agro food chains- meat industry and horticulture. At this stage of the project, three more panel meetings on knowledge transfer are planned to be held in eastern Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to improve the competencies of all food chain entities and to identify the best examples for implementation in domestic food industry.